A group of our Year 7s and 8s at Mill Chase Academy enjoyed an afternoon reading this term with Year 4s and 5s from Bordon Junior School. Mrs Carter joined them on a  pleasant walk down to Bordon Library where all the children were welcomed by the librarian and given the opportunity to discuss and read books together. 
It was the first of several scheduled shared visits to Bordon Library. The aim of the group is to strengthen ties with the younger readers in the local community, to encourage book-talk, and to promote a love of reading in all its many forms.
Reading has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of a child: research has found that teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life. With this in mind, as a school we are always striving to find new ways to engage with reading, to celebrate old favourites, share recent finds, and discover future classics. 
The next visit will be in March, when the students will be able to catch up on what they have been reading over the half term break.